K&L are one of the brands that have float needle problems. I still have a set on my bike and had no trouble, but others have had a hell of a time...
Did they have those in stock, or did you hav to wait two weeks for them to come in?
What packaging did they come in?
I still suspect that they...
All XJs are not the same, as there are several carb models from two different manufacturers used throughout the range.
Glen's fuel levels are to...
What exactly are you repairing?
Please start a thread so we can focus on what you need for YOUR machine.
Alternator removal is covered here....
bigfitz52 Has often reccomended a new clutch for a bike that has sat for a good while.
I've been on the fence about that.
It seems to me that if...
It's a pinned post.
CB 750 coils
If the throttle shaft seals are bad then the bike will have a climbing idle (potentially all the way to redline).
It doesn't have that.
See my PM.
FYI the shifting mechanism is not part of the clutch. Please refrain from posting about unrelated items in the DYI threads. We need to...
A compression test is normally done on a cold engine. If there isn’t enough compression when cold, the engine will never start.
Not that anyone here would...
If not that then the alternator chain guide is toast.
It's definately the sound of a chain rubbing.
Yes, and engine noise can cover that sound as engine speed increases.
That has 0% moly in it. DO NOT use it on the splines.
Check the air jets first.
Removing that plug leans out the mixture.
It seems to me that if it's the same carb that gives you a black sooty plug, then that carb...
1992 is outside of the normal age-range of this forum. Please start a thread for your machine. Some of the European members may be able to help.
Did you wet-set the floats?
Setting the fuel levels
Did you reuse the float needles?
Fair enough. I did not mean to imply anything. Ignorance of a procedure doesn’t make someone an idiot.
Swapping a 900 in is less work, and the big bore kit for the 750 leaves the cylinder liners a tad on the thin side IMO.
Even so, I do get...
The Xj has quirks, as do almost all motorcycles.
One of them being eactly zero wiggle room for clutch cable adjustment, and a service manual that...
If he's under 50 he would have never worked on an XJ, let alone enough of them to be familiar with their quirks.
I have never heard of that brand. If the float needles continue to be a problem then get replacements from @chacal , firstname.lastname@example.org
The mechanic may have adjusted it, but odds are that he didn’t adjust it properly.
Proper adjustment is covered here....
What exactly did you do when you cleaned and rebuilt the carbs?
Which new parts were used, and what brand?
There are at least two manufacturers...
Never heard of them. They sure do charge you for the work though.
If you are not interested in learning how to do the work yourself, then contact...
Youre right, but it takes a really long time to need to reshim a gear that runs in an oil bath. My concern about reusing rusty shims has to do...
At the top right of the first post, click on "Watch Thread".
The fully faired bikes you're looking at used different frames, so you'll have to...
Aside from the uneven firing, she sounds good.
Carb work should fix that.
While that will work it's not a guarantee that the gear lash will be set correctly, unless the cleaned-up shims have been measured to ensure that...
Nope. Yamaha had it's own 50cc sportbike; the YSR50.
The mini-maxim was purely made (from the parts bin) for the NA launch of the Midnight Maxim...
The XJ police bikes were sold in several nations. There is at least one in South Africa, and there is a Newcastle there too.
They have also been...
When the valve clearances tighten up the valves either don’t open fully, or are always closed. The clearance never gets wider as the engine gains...
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The other issue is the systems monitor (ATARI).
It is possible to fit a good LED headlamp (not just changing the bulb), though.
The warning light...
Even if you are retaining the ball-bearing system, it's the races that wear out and cause problems. They should be driven out and...
I do not think your supplier sold you the correct seal, but sold you a seal that Yamaha chose to substitute because of...
Drain screws (and a full rebuild kit) can be had from @chacal
Do a plug chop.
The jet fits your carb, and is the size that you likely need.
The original TCI can probably be repaired. Don't throw it out.
Battery removal is a must if it's a normal Wet Lead-Acid battery. If it's anything else it can be left in place.
They better be.
An out of round tire can’t be fixed by balancing it. It will always shake/bounce.
Jetfixer is a good tech (there is a hint at how good in his username). It's common here for members to offer in-person help when possible.
Do you have an existing thread about your bike? If so I'll move this post to it.
That too. Though IIRC the federal statute in the U.S. does specify that the taillight be illuminated whenever the ignition is on. The parking...
The see-through line is fine. It just needs to be replaced about every year or two.